Sometimes there are weeks when I struggle to figure out a song to write about because there doesn’t seem to be anything new out there at least that I’m interested. Other weeks are like this one where there is almost too much new music. I had a lot of options today including new songs by Amanda Shires and Dawes and the new Wilco country album, but it’s a double album and I haven’t had a chance to listen to the whole thing yet. Maybe I will write about it another week. So I’m sticking with my original plan which is to write about “Bones”, the new song by Soccer Mommy.
The song at least as I’m interpreting is about a toxic relationship. I don’t particularly have any feelings about what the song is about. I just really like the way it sounds. It also brings up other feelings for me that are entirely divorced from the song itself. It very much sounds like a Soccer Mommy song to me, and listening to it has been eliciting lots of feelings about all the stuff I’ve lost in the pandemic. I was supposed to see her in concert fairly early on in the pandemic which then was canceled and rescheduled twice but eventually did happen. It was just one of the many, many concerts I have had tickets to that I didn’t use. I’ve definitely hit a point recently where I’m grieving all the things I missed out on and continue to miss out on while the world moves on and I still try to keep my immunocompromised self from catching COVID. I feel like I’m going insane because I feel like I’m the only one who cares anymore. Anyway, the song is great and maybe one day I’ll see Soccer Mommy live.